The Oneidas claim land in New York

Land grants to Oneidas were gratuities of war


In the 1920s, the Oneidas brought suit against the city of Oneida, New York, for land infringements going back to the 18th century. In 1784, George Washington had ceded territory to the Six Nations that the Oneida had been a part of before settling in Wisconsin--land that had been since taken by the state. This article reviews some the history of the case and economic benefits the Oneida stand to gain should they win.


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Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
Treaty Councils, from Prairie du Chien to Madeline Island
Indians in the 20th Century
Creator: Appleton Crescent
Pub Data: Appleton Crescent. 15 February 1923.
Citation: "Land grants to Oneidas were gratuities of war." Appleton Crescent. (15 February 1923); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1074; Visited on: 11/21/2014
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